St. Vincent de Paul Society’s 3rd Annual
Friends of the Poor Walk/Run

The time has come for the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s 3rd annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run!

After last year’s event was held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, we’re happy to welcome everyone back to St. Cecilia Academy’s track for this year’s event. Join us for a day of fun and fellowship as we gather to help those most in need in our community.

This year’s 5K fun run and walk will be held on Saturday, September 18. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. All funds raised will go to help individuals and families most in need in our community. You can register as a solo runner or create a team with your friends and family. The cost is $20 per adult, $10 per child, or $50 for a family. Your registration fee will also include a 2021 Friends of the Poor t-shirt.

In addition to registering runners, we are also looking for sponsors to help put on the event. Our sponsorship levels are below. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Paul Stigamier at pstigamier@svdpfranklintn.org.

Click the button below to register for this year’s event! We hope to see you all there.

Register for the FOP Race!

Sponsorship Levels

Our conference provides assistance to those in need in several ways. We meet with our neighbors in their homes and provide funds for utilities, rent, food from our pantry, medications, referrals, and much more. We also feed the homeless quarterly. Our Mission Statement is, “A network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.” Please consider sponsoring our fundraiser today.

  • Name displayed on the back of the walkers’ t-shirts
  • Name/logo displayed on signage along the walking path
  • Name/logo listed on the Saint Matthew Friends of the Poor Walk/Run website
  • Sponsor may set up a display table during event and distribute materials and/or giveaway items to attract people to their area
  • Name displayed on the back of the walkers’ t-shirts
  • Name/logo displayed on signage along the walking path
  • Name/logo displayed on signage along the walking path

If you or your business are interested in sponsoring the event, please review our sponsorship levels above. And if you have any questions regarding the St. Vincent de Paul Society or this year’s race, please contact Joe Lyons at joelyons387@yahoo.com, Paul Stigamier at pstigamier@svdpfranklintn.org, or Anne Hamann at hamman_anne@yahoo.com.

Thank you for your support of this wonderful ministry. We look forward to seeing you at the race!